A bolt is defined as a bar or rod used for locking or joining two things together.(noun)
An example of bolt is a gate lock with a rod that slides from the gate into the other side of the fence.
Bolt means to suddenly move or run.(verb)
An example of to bolt is going from sitting in a chair to running across a room.
The definition of a bolt is a flash of lightening.(noun)
A bolt of lightening is a flash of light in the sky right before the sound of thunder.
See bolt in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME & OE, akin to Ger bolzen < IE base *bheld-, to knock, strike
Origin: ME bulten < OFr buleter, ? dissimilated < *bureter < bure (< VL *bura), coarse cloth; akin to It burattare < buratto, sieve
See bolt in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old English, heavy arrow.
transitive verb bolt·ed, bolt·ing, bolts
Origin: Middle English bulten
Origin: , from Old French buleter
Origin: , from Middle High German biuteln
Origin: , from biutel, bag, purse.
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